22 February 2014

February Tim 'Tag' (Card)

Hi everyone and happy Saturday. Thank you so much for the positive reaction to my recent floral frame project. If you are embarking on one of your own and your flowers are handmade remember to link them to the floral challenge I'm hosting over at Frilly and Funkie.

Talking of hosting challenges, it's also my turn to host the challenge this month over at Our Creative Corner where there is a three colour theme (blue/brown/purple). It has been fabulous to see so many of you having a go at something a bit different and enjoying the experience. If you are not yet one of them why not give it a go?

And so down to business. Here's the card I promised to share before the sun ran away and life got really busy...


Yep, this is my take on Tim's February tag. There may appear to be absolutely no similarity but trust me, I followed his tutorial rather closely!


It started with a Frayed Burlap DS base which, when dry, was splattered with some large drops of water. These became rather crucial to the design. Having blended Milled Lavender DI through the new Lattice stencil  I used the clear embossing powder as instructed. Without those drips the Lavender could have been lost completely. The edges had Dusty Concord applied to strengthen the lavender theme.


Right Mr Holtz, where to next? Oh yes, something glittery. Enter this tattered floral bloom using Victorian Velvet (with Brushed Corduroy edges). The washers added just that touch of grunge. A slight deviation here, I added a leafy stem cut from Kraft Core.


And so to the finishing touches. I adore the chalkboard effect and had a bash at it on the sentiment strip border, this time using mauve colour chalk. Don't forget to raid the kids craft section in your local stores after visiting your home improvement warehouses if you are in need of supplies! Having included a touch of linen ribbon, I tackled the metallic element by embossing metal foil, adding Black Soot DP and then rubbing off the excess.


Can't wait to see where Tim will take us all next month.
For now have a great weekend what ever you are up to and take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx



29 comments:

  1. I just love the way you do these kind of card. This one has beautiful colours and additions to it.

    Chrissie x

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  2. What a fantastic card Jenny. Lots of interesting textures here too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Wow, that's a fabulous take on Tim's tag. Love your background and the metallic ruler element.

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  4. Brilliant as always, Jenny!

    I love your interpretation of Tim's February tag techniques! Very cleverly done and so beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  5. Such a subtle, effective background, and I love the metallic strip of embossed ruler - very cool!
    Alison x

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  6. Couldn't see where you were going at all Jenny with this Tim take until you revealed steps. Very creatively done. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  7. Loved that bit of advice! I have just as much fun shopping Lowe's for crafting supplies than a craft store sometimes. Your card turned out magnificent and truly kept me staring for the longest time!
    Beautiful work and happy weekend. :)

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  8. I really like your take on TH February tag!

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  9. I always love your take on Tim's tag Jenny! Your background is fabulous and the ruler and the purple colour on the sentiment are inspired. I wish my little grey cells worked as well as yours do!! Anne xx

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  10. Woohoo... Adore your take on Tim's tag Jenny. The background is fabulous and I adore the leaves and flower, but my favourite is the metal ruler.

    Love it. Have a lovely weekend

    Annie x

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  11. Some people are overloaded with talent and you are one of them! So creative and beautiful. To take Tim's techniques he used on this tag and turn them completely upside down and inside out - well all I can say is wow. I believe that this is what they mean by thinking outside the box.
    Sandy xx

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  12. Love how you are constantly giving your creative muscles such a thorough workout Jenny. Restrained elegant and lovely is the result for this beautiful card.

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  13. What a fabulous take on Tim's tag, you are soo very clever Jenny. I particularly like how you deliberately used large water droplets so that the under colour was revealed. That's talent!
    Hope you're having a great weekend *hugs* :o) Mo x

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  14. It is beautiful the way the lavender peeks through in the background.
    Gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. What a fantastic take on the February tag. As Sandy said you've been 'Thinking outside the Box on this one
    Avril xx

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  16. This is sad, but the first thing that caught my eyes were the washer bits and that is because I have raided my hubby's tool box on occasion! I love this take on Tim's February tag! The colors and the ruler are fabulous! Enjoy the weekend!

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  17. Great card Jenny, love the background, looks great x hugs

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  18. I can see that you kept the integrity of the techniques, but what you do is far more exciting because you completely reinterptet the techniques and come up with something fresh and awesome. Beautiful card.

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  19. An inspired make Jenny and an incredible take on Tim's tag, you really pushed the boundaries with this one and created something so unique and inspiring. I just adore it xx

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  20. Such a great and original take on the Tim's Feb tag!! Despite it being so different it is still clear how you followed his steps, the background looks wonderful, - love your little chalk board sentiment and the metal ruler is inspired!

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  21. Wonderful take on the challenge Jenny! Love your choice of colours and the elements you've used....CLEVER !! xx

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  22. I love the colours, Jenny. They put me in mind of a lawn on a frosty morning. Love that metal ruler you have made too.

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  23. I love the washers for the centers of the flowers. Have a wonderfully creative week! - Betsy at PaperCalliope.com

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  24. AWESOME touch with the ruler! You've inspired me with an idea! Gorgeous card!

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  25. Amazing take on Tim's tag! It's so different but so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  26. I would never have believed this was a Tim tag but yep, the steps are all there! Amazing project, love it and especially because you saw past the red/hearts theme. MMx

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  27. This is fabulous, Jenny. I love that colour combination
    Rosie x

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  28. My CS just arrived whoop whoop ! Love your subtle sparkle projects they look beautiful in print and a great step by step on how to achieve the look.. Well done Jenny, fame at last ! I bet you are smiling from ear to ear ! Xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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